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To R. F. Cooke   21 July 1880

Summary

CD will take the risk and the loss of Movement in plants on his own shoulders. He will have 1000 copies printed and, on RC’s advice, will charge 15s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  21 July 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 374)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12665

To R. F. Cooke   16 October 1880

Summary

C. Reinwald wishes to publish a French translation [of Movement in plants] but is doubtful on account of cost. CD wants to supply him with stereotypes of the 195 cuts at prime cost.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  16 Oct 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 375)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12761

To R. F. Cooke   20 October 1880

Summary

CD promised Reinwald the clichés [for Movement in plants] at cost, so he is to be charged £10. Eduard Koch should be charged £25, since CD’s books sell well in Germany – but Koch must not know the French have them for £10.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  20 Oct 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 376–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12769

To R. F. Cooke   8 November [1880]

Summary

Thanks RC for telling him about sale of 600 copies [of Movement in plants]. He had expected less, so loss will not be as heavy as he feared. Asks whether he should not have 250 more copies printed and what it would cost to have the type kept up.

Instructions for presentation copies.

The index is the worst ever published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 Nov [1880]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 378–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12804

To R. F. Cooke   20 November 1880

Summary

Likes appearance [of Movement in plants].

The Times review should sell a few more copies.

Thanks Murray for present of volumes by Charles St John [A tour in Sutherlandshire, 2 vols. (1849?)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  20 Nov 1880
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 380–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12832

To R. F. Cooke   10 April 1881

Summary

Asks for quick decision on publication [of Earthworms]. Does not care whether it is published on commission or on usual terms, but wants it published in a hurry. Cannot guess at sales.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Apr 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 383–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13110

To R. F. Cooke   12 April 1881

Summary

Agrees that new book [Earthworms] be published on old terms. Hopes it will not fail.

CD is curious to read an essay on evolution by a Hindu, which is being sent to Murray from India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  12 Apr 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 385–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13114

To R. F. Cooke   29 July 1881

Summary

CD thought it was understood that he wanted to publish [Earthworms] at once, but as Murray "has the risk" CD must yield, though it destroys all his satisfaction in the book to have the publication hanging over him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 July 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 387–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13256

To R. F. Cooke   31 July 1881

Summary

CD obliged to Murray for yielding to his wish for prompt publication [of Earthworms] but now uneasy about the risk. If Murray feels it will sell badly at this season he is unwilling to bear the responsibility. Murray should decide as he sees fit. CD is no longer so sulky as when he last wrote.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  31 July 1881
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 389–90)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13265

To R. F. Cooke   5 October 1881

Summary

Glad book [Earthworms] will soon be published.

G. J. Romanes has copy and often writes reviews for Nature. Probably did not know it was incorrect to publish it prematurely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  5 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 143: 295
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13372

To R. F. Cooke   [after 25 October 1881?]

Summary

Has no corrections. Pleased at sale of book [Earthworms].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [after 25 Oct 1881?]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 296
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13433

To R. F. Cooke   6 November 1881

Summary

Discusses additional printing of Earthworms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  6 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 143: 297
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13466

To R. F. Cooke   2 July [1869]

Summary

Thanks for [July 1869] issue of Quarterly Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  2 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 272
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6814

To Robert Francis Cooke   [22 February 1869]

Summary

Assumes Murray will give permission for French translation of Orchids; asks that stereotypes of woodcuts be supplied at cost, since if expensive the work will not appear.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [22 Feb 1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6966

To R. F. Cooke   12 January [1871]

Summary

Has no idea about length of index [for Descent]. W. S. Dallas wrote it would take ten days more. Asks how many presentation copies he may have. Lists journals to receive review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  12 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7438

To R. F. Cooke   14 January [1871]

Summary

Suggests periodicals to receive review copies [of Descent].

Is "ashamed at my corrections".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  14 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7441

To R. F. Cooke   17 January [1871]

Summary

Discusses mailing of presentation copies [of Descent]. Sends addresses of A. R. Wallace and St George Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7444

To R. F. Cooke   30 January [1871]

Summary

Asks that review copy [of Descent] be sent to F. P. Cobbe.

Discusses mailing of presentation copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  30 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7466

To R. F. Cooke   10 February [1871]

Summary

Asks that a presentation copy [of Descent?] be sent to Edward Blyth. Comments on publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7480

To R. F. Cooke   14 February [1871]

Summary

Discusses presentation copies [of Descent]. Dallas returned proofs of index on Friday. Asks for John Stuart Mill’s address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  14 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7481
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